Georges Saint-Pierre left his belt in the middle of the octagon, so to speak, and now it’s up for grabs. At the press conference with the seven champions GSP exalted Shields’s class.
“He’s held titles in five events, in more than one division – that’s something I never managed to do. I want to be the guy to stop Jake, who is a great champion too. The belt is no longer mine, it is in the middle of the ring, and the winner of the fight on Saturday will own it,” declared GSP, before making his exit to get ready for weigh-ins, alongside a José Aldo whose face betrayed his hunger.